Friday, March 17, 2006

Oreos and other yummy food

So did ya'll know that in the process of reformulating the recipe, I think to get rid of trans fats, Oreos are now vegan? Yes, its true. I've had Newman-Os before, which are great, but I can't afford to order them online regularly, so I'm so excited about this! Just make sure you check the ingredient list, I think they're in a transition phase between old and new.

The other day, I made the asteroid cookies from La Dolce Vegan. However, I needed a chocolate fix, so I stirred in some melted chocolate. They were yummers! I loved the strong cinnamon taste with the peanut butter and chocolate...mmm mmm...I think I'd have to call mine UFO's though, I couldn't get them to stay in ball shape, so they're more flat. I brought some in my lunch during the week, and they were awesome snacks between classes. For some reason lately, I've been making a lot of these types of no bake cookies with raw oats as the base. They're just so darn easy! I took the picture in a rush, so I was too lazy to take them out of the ziploc bags. Love the background! ;)

Dinner tonite was Peacefrog's artichoke pasta also from La Dolce Vegan. I haven't like artichokes in earlier attempts, but this pasta dish was delicious! There's a lot of other ingredients (sundried tomatoes, tomato, basil, parsley, mushrooms, garlic...) so the artichoke isn't overwhelming. I had the sauce with penne. It was so good, I had to go back before seconds. I had to get a new plate for my seconds though, because even my kitty liked this dish and she was all over the first plate once I was finished! You know its good when the cat will eat it and it doesn't involve dairy or meat whatsoever.

Right now, I have a peach blueberry cobbler in the oven, a recipe from LDV too. It looks so yummy. I sometimes forget how much I love desserts with fruit, and the book has a whole section of 'em! Mmm mmm.
I bought some udon noodles and nori seaweed today, both firsts for me. I'm making seaweed soup tomorrow and I'm so excited to see how it turns out!

Side notes: I got 93% on my animal histology midterm (which I was freaking about because I had no time to study) and 79% on my Roman Civilization midterm, which I was also worried about because I haven't been doing the work this semester! :P Woot!!

P.S Due to recent confusion over "woot", a clarification is in order. It is not an age specific term, so woot it up! It is in common use over at the GoVegan Forum.


vegancore said...

Those cookies look awesome! I may need to give them a try soon.

Congrats on your exams!

Michelle said...

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